Saturday, April 11, 2009

Hannah Means Grace

Today we celebrated a year of Hannah. A year ago today, my oldest daughter Desiree "graced" us with her 2nd child and 1st daughter, Hannah Lynn Goode Bowman.

Such a blessing to see Tony helping Des through her labor with such tenderness, and to see this beautiful little girl! And doesn't Jeremiah look thrilled to see "his" new baby!

Hannah is a lively little girl with dandelion-fuzz hair. She is ferocious, snooting and hissing and growling at people. Here you see her at about 4 months (last Summer at the fair) with daddy Tony holding her. Aren't they pretty?

By Autumn, she could crawl around and get into things. Des and Tony took the kids over to Gatlinburg to go to the Ripley's Believe It or Not Aquarium of the Smokies. The town was all decked out for Fall (as usual for every season), so they got this picture of Hannah (and part of mommy). Look at those chunky thighs! Mama's milk must agree with her. I can see why Des is holding on tight to her!

Personality wise, Hannah is SO much like my 2nd daughter, Diantha. She likes things the way she likes them, and isn't afraid to let you know if things aren't just right! She is a lot of a "mommy" baby too... wanting Des to be where she can see her. I used to wonder (with Diantha) how in the WORLD I was going to get anything done. And I know Des has days like that! But don't worry... some day that stage will be a (fond) memory!

Here you see Hannah in a Fish hat knitted out of recycled red Merino wool that I hand-dyed with black and sent on to my friend Marion, who knitted it. Look at those blue eyes and kissable cheeks!

By today, Hannah's personality shines through! She loves her big brother... if someone puts her in her playpen, she will call "Bruh-buh! Bruh-buh!" to have him come rescue her from the injustice. She walks and gets into stuff and plays in the kitchen cupboards and the fabric bins. In short, she is a joy and we are glad to have her!!

"And now I entrust you to God and the word of his grace – his message that is able to build you up and give you an inheritance with all those he has set apart for himself."
Acts 20:32 (New Living Translation)

Happy First Birthday, Hannah!

4 comments: said...

Oh in reading this my heart melts! I feel as if I know this love and joy of this beautiful creation of God and you all. I am crying with joy and happiness! She is beautiful as her Mom and Grand Mom! Thanks for shareing this part of you life with me. Happy Birthday Hannah and many more to come I am sure with God's grace and love. God Bless

SleightGirl said...

She seems like an absolute doll! :)

SunshineofAutumnQuilts said...

Cute cute cute. Love the verse.

Lee Purdum Lehman said...

From one grandma to another grandma, you did good! May God bless Hannah and her dear, sweet family. Amen.